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J”, suggesting that the wine had belonged to Thomas Jefferson.Michael Broadbent, the head of Christie’s wine department at the time of the auction, consulted with the auction house’s glass experts, who confirmed that the bottle and the engraving dated back to the 18th century.Wikimedia Commons In 2001, a bottle of the Massandra Sherry de la Frontera 1775 was sold at a Sotheby’s auction for ,500 in London, making it the most expensive bottle of Sherry in the world.
However, this is a widespread misconception and a wine’s age is not always an indicator that the wine will actually be good.
The bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1787 that was auctioned at Christie’s of London in 1985, is officially the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at 6,450.
The reason for the wine’s high price tag is that despite having no label, the bottle was etched with the initials “Th.
The wine was most recently transferred to a new barrel in 2014 after its original barrel started leaking.
A new handmade egg-shaped barrel was made for the wine by two of France’s most-respected coopers Xavier Gouraud and Jean-Marie Blanchard.